Radio's Most-Wanted Singles: October 19, 2015

Lindsay Ell gets off to a fine start as do Dylan Scott, Charles Kelley and Chris Janson with their latest country hits.

The top songs this week are an interesting blend as the Top 5 songs feature three artists still looking for their first or second major hit(s) and the last two are artists who are remarkably confident with their latest down tempo singles. Lindsay Ell, the talented singer/songwriter and guitarist breaks onto #1 with her single "By The Way," her latest stab at finding something that is more digestible to radio and with this early #1 start, she may very well be on her way. At #2 is Dylan Scott's "Crazy Over Me." The talented country vocalist has a conversational winner with "Crazy Over Me" and radio seemed to agree during its first week. Chris Janson's "Power Of Positive Drinkin'" is off to a healthy start too as his follow-up to "Buy Me A Boat" sits at #3 this week with 35 stations on board the first week it officially hit radio. Charles Kelley's "The Driver" is up next with 30 stations on board for his solo debut (during a break with Lady Antebellum). The song really isn't a solo shot though because of Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay's presence as vocalists on two of the song's verses. Tying Kelley's song, though' to round out the Top 5 is Thomas Rhett's chart-topping ballad "Die A Happy Man," a song with 147 stations on board.

The second half of the Top 10 start's off with Granger Smith, the latest iHeartMedia On The Verge selection. Following Smith is Sam Hunt with "Break Up In A Small Town," already a Gold-certified single. Rascal Flatts' "I Like The Sound Of That" is at #8 while Michael Ray is at #9 with "Real Men Love Jesus." Zac Brown Band's "Beautiful Drug" rounds out the Top 10

Country Music's Most-Wanted Singles: October 19, 2015

Number Artist Song Label Radio Adds Total Historic
1 Lindsay Ell By The Way Stoney Creek 37 39
2 Dylan Scott Crazy Over Me Curb 31 32
3 Chris Janson Power Of Positive Drinkin' Warner Bros/WAR 30 35
4 Charles Kelley/Bentley/Paslay The Driver Capitol 25 30
4 Thomas Rhett Die A Happy Man Valory 25 147
6 Granger Smith Backroad Song Wheelhouse 20 105
7 Sam Hunt Break Up In A Small Town MCA 16 135
8 Rascal Flatts I Like The Sound Of That Big Machine 12 113
9 Michael Ray Real Men Love Jesus Atlantic Records 10 96
10 Zac Brown Band Beautiful Drug SG/Varvatos/BMLG 9 115